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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Address: 593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
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+61 3 6268 1184
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning...

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife and is Tasmania's most popular wildlife park. At Bonorong you will see native animals which are extinct everywhere but Tasmania such as the famous Tassie Devil, Tasmanian Bettong, Eastern Quoll and Tasmanian Pademelon. You will also see favourites like wombats, koalas, kangaroos, possums, lizards, native birds and so many more. The animals of Bonorong are loved and cherished by all of the staff here at the Park and we are sure you will love them too!

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Highlight of our Tasmania trip

We took part in the after hours night feeding frenzy. While it was a bit pricey, the experience was well worth it. We got to hand feed so many amazing animals including... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took part in the after hours night feeding frenzy. While it was a bit pricey, the experience was well worth it. We got to hand feed so many amazing animals including Tasmanian Devils.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Place is amazing. Greg and his team do an incredible job at keeping the park clean and tidy so that the animals can recover and enjoy their lives to the fullest. I have been multiple times and every time walk away think "wow how good was that". Love the guided tours that they do through out the day really... More 

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Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a bit "packaged" but you get to feed the kangaroos and what not. See Tasmanian wildlife. The guides are pleasant. For us it was our first stop down under, so kind of exotic.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of our Tasmania trip!! Was my first time feeding kangaroos. Fell in love with wombats after visiting this sanctuary :) highly recommend everyone to pay this place a visit if you're in Tasmania

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review 820lumy! How wonderful to hear that your visit to our Sanctuary was a highlight of your Tasmanian visit :) Your support will ensure we can keep working with our wildlife here in Tasmania, thank you for visiting :) More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were driven from our hotel in Hobart by Tony, and took a private evening tour of the sanctuary with Melissa. We had waited years for this chance, and it was everything we had hoped for and more. Once Melissa knew we were huge fans of their wombats she took us into a pen where we were allowed to play... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words Elf_Call! It is wonderful to hear about your experience on the private night tour with our amazing keeper Melissa and of course our awesome critters :) We could not do the work we do for wildlife in Tasmania without people like you visiting, thank you for your support! More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After coming here as part of a University class, I was absolutely taken away by the care and knowledge the workers show. A huge range of Australian animals, as well as a hands on experience feeding them created a wonderful time for my friends and I. The keepers have so much knowledge to share with visitors and truly care about... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Belinda W! We are so glad to hear your University class had a wonderful time at our Sanctuary! Our keepers are awesome as are people such as yourself that support us in continuing our work with wildlife in Tasmania, thank you for visiting :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family absolutely loved Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary! The volunteers were very friendly and happy to stop and chat and answer questions from our kids. The tours were informative and gave us the chance to pat a wombat, watch a Tasmanian devil feed and pat a koala. A highlight was being able to feed the kangaroos, something that our kids (aged... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review JamesandDebbie! How wonderful to hear how much your family enjoyed our Sanctuary :) It is with the support of people such as yourself that we are able to continue the work we do with our wildlife in Tasmania, thanks for visiting :) More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance fee includes regular tours. You can't really touch every animals there, except kangaroo, unless you paid for the private tour. It's not large, so you really need to like interaction with animals to enjoy it. Still fun, enjoyed the whole afternoon.

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Footprint_from2016! We are glad you enjoyed our Sanctuary! Your visit will help us continue working with our wildlife in Tasmania :) More 

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This sanctuary allows you to view rescued, indigenous animals but also provides the unique opportunity to just hang out in leisurely fashion with kangaroos. These animals---often viewed only from a distance in zoos---are remarkably gentle creatures, eating out of your hands and enjoying being petted. And if you want to pet a wombat or koala, this is the place to... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Iphilipson! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our Sanctuary! It is with the support of people like yourself that our work with wildlife in Tasmania can continue, thanks so much for visiting :) More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended that we visit Bonorong during our trip to Tasmania. It was the absolute highlight of our month long Australia/NZ trip. We had a private VIP night tour with Melissa who was wonderful She let us spend extra time with Maria the Wombat as she knew we had followed her story through Facebook. It was an experience we... More 

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Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review Kathryn W! It is awesome to hear of the wonderful time you had on your private night tour with Melissa, she is amazing! People like yourself visiting ensures we can continue our work with our beautiful wildlife in Tasmania :) We do hope you can make it back to see us again... More 

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